Platte River Prairies Field Day – June 13, 2014

I hope to see many of you at our first Field Day of the 2014 season.  On Friday, June 13, we’ll host hikes and presentations all day long at our Platte River Prairies.  Come learn about prairie ecology, plant identification, grassland restoration and management, and much more!

Join fellow prairie enthusiasts and biologists for a fun day in the Platte River Prairies on June 13, 2014.

Join fellow prairie enthusiasts and biologists for a fun day in the Platte River Prairies on June 13, 2014.

By popular demand, we’re placing a special emphasis on plant identification this year, and will provide opportunities to learn how to identify grasses, wetland plants, and prairie wildflowers.  In addition, there will be opportunities to see and discuss invasive plants and their control.  Other featured topics include prairie insects, small mammals, birds, and prairie gardening.

The day’s events will officially begin at 9am and end at 4pm, but feel free to come a little early for an 8am bird hike and stay and hike the trails on your own in the evening.  You are welcome to come and go as you please during the day, and there will be multiple sessions to choose from all day long.  Please bring your own lunch and a bottle of water, but we’ll provide some cold drinks and snacks as well.

Click HERE to see the agenda for the day.

Click HERE to learn more about the Platte River Prairies.

Click HERE for directions to the site.

This Field Day is free of charge, and you don’t need to register ahead of time, but we’d appreciate knowing if you will be coming so we can plan accordingly.  Please email or call Mardell Jasnowski if you plan to attend. or 402-694-4191.

Thank you to the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Academy of Sciences for supporting our Field Days through the PIE grant program.


About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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